55 Ho! every one that thirsteth! Come ye to the waters, Yea he that hath no money,—Come ye—buy corn and eat, Yea come—buy corn without money, And without price wine and milk.
2 Wherefore should ye spend Money for that which is not bread? Or your labour for that which satisfieth not? Keep on hearkening unto me And so eat that which is good, And let your soul take exquisite delight in fatness:
3 Incline your ear and come unto me, Hearken, That your soul may live,—That I may solemnise for you a covenant age-abiding, The Lovingkindness to David well-assured.
4 Lo! As a witness to the peoples have I given him,—As a leader and commander to the peoples:
5 Lo! A nation thou shalt not know shalt thou call, And a nation which hath not known thee unto thee shall run,—For the sake of Yahweh thy God, And for the Holy One of Israel because he hath adorned thee.
6 Seek Yahweh while he may be found,—Call ye upon him while he is near:
7 Let the lawless forsake his way, And the man of iniquity his thoughts,—And let him return unto Yahweh, That he may have compassion upon him, And unto our God For he will abundantly pardon.
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor your ways my ways,—Declareth Yahweh.
9 For higher are the heavens than the earth,—So higher are My ways than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.
10 For as the rain and the snow descend from the heavens And thither do not return, Except they have watered the earth And caused it to bring forth and bud,—And given seed to the sower, and bread to the eater
11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth, It shall not return unto me void,—But shall accomplish that which I please, And shall prosper in that whereunto I have sent it.
12 For with gladness shall ye come forth, And in peace shall ye be led,—The mountains and the hills shall break out before you into shouts of triumph, And all the wild trees shall clap their hands:
13 Instead of the thorn-bush shall come up the fir-tree, And instead of the nettle shall come up the myrtle-tree,—So shall it become unto Yahweh a Name, A Sign age-abiding which shall not be cut off.